Health and Social Care eBulletin, 30 May 2019 Issue 37


GM VCSE Co-Production Network Assembly

Thursday 20 June 2019, St Thomas Centre. Time 10.00am – 1.00pm (Free)

Join us at the 3rd GM Co-production Network Assembly to connect with other people trying to share power and work in new ways. 

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GM VCSE Assembly: ‘Our GM, Our Children, Our Future’

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 9.30 – 13.00 Manchester, M12 6FZ (Free)

GMCVO, as part of the Health and Social Care Engagement project, are holding an event to bring together all VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) organisations that work with Children, Young People and Families in Greater Manchester. This event will also be of interest to those wanting to find out more about what is going on in this area of work at the moment.

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**Save the Date** GM VCSE Violent Crime Action Plan summit

Monday 15 July 2019, PM (timing TBC) Manchester M12 6FZ, (Free)

Further details regarding the event programme and how to book your place will be provided in due course. 

Greater Manchester Cancer Screening and Engagement Programme Stakeholder events

Various dates and times in June 2019, Manchester, M1 7HB

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have commissioned a Greater Manchester Cancer Screening and Engagement Programme. The aim of this Programme will be to deliver a community sector-led approach to improve the uptake in cancer screening programmes and reduce the incidence of cancers by finding new ways to engage, mobilise and work with local communities. As part of this work, they have engaged local stakeholders through 3 separate stakeholder events in June. Each event has a different work focus and are free to attend by if they are relevant to your role.

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Getting Ready to Grow – Understanding Routes to Social Investment

Wednesday 19th June 2019, 12:00 – 14:00, Manchester, M1 5GD (Free)

Whether you’ve been running 3-5 years and are looking seriously at your routes to growth and investment or an emerging social venture looking at your options, this peer learning session and panel discussion with two local investment agencies will help you think through your next steps. This event will provide an overview of income generation and investment options to help plan your future sustainability, led by Nickala Torkington of Flourish Together and then a wider dicussion and information sessions with colleagues from Resonance and GMCVO who both run social investment programmes.

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Good Finance Live – North West

Thursday 27 June 2019, 9.30 – 16.00, Manchester, M12 6FZ (Free)

Good Finance Live is a one-day event for charities, social enterprises, community businesses and local groups in the North West of England who are actively looking for repayable finance and want to meet social investors. To find out more or to book your place,

What does economic justice mean for the North West?

Thursday 27 June 2019, 17:30 – 20:00, Manchester M2 5NS (Free)

Have your say on the prosperity and justice of the North West economy. Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) for an event involving people from across the North West to share your experience and to answer your questions and ideas on the fairness and prosperity of the region’s Mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram, community leaders and policymakers.

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Personalised Care: Making it happen through social prescribing: Research and Practice

Friday, 28 June 2019, 12:30 – 16:00, Salford, M50 2EQ  

This event has been developed to raise awareness and share research about personalised care delivery to enable the co-creation of partnerships for innovative non-traditional placements for the future workforce. It will provide a good opportunity to network across sectors and develop new collaborations with the University of Salford.   

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News: New GM campaign launched to prevent unborn children being harmed by alcohol

A new 1.6 million pound initiative has been launched in Greater Manchester by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to prevent children being left with life-long health problems because of the effects alcohol can have during pregnancy. The programme will highlight Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the impact it has on children. FASD is a range of lifelong disabilities which includes physical, mental, behavioural and learning impairments.

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News: Illegal tobacco campaign aims to stop children smoking

People who supply illegal tobacco – which often leads to children getting hooked on smoking – are to be targeted through a new campaign. The Keep It Out campaign which was launched on Monday 20th May aims to raise awareness of the harm done to under-18s and the wider community by the dealers and suppliers who provide cheap cigarettes. The campaign will run for four weeks. 

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